Light Rail Manila Corporation issues official statement on LRT-1 operations during MECQ
Manila, PHILIPPINES – In line with the government’s announcement of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in NCR, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) will be temporarily suspending LRT-1 operations effective AUGUST 4, 2020 until AUGUST 18, 2020 or as advised by the government.
LRMC is ready to continue enforcing strict health and safety measures upon the resumption of mass public transport services by the government.
To better prepare for this transition and allow our Operations personnel to travel home safely, commercial operations for LRT-1 will be adjusted for AUGUST 3, 2020 (MONDAY). The last trip leaving Baclaran Station is at 9:30 PM, while the last train leaving Roosevelt Station is at 9:45 PM.
According to the guidelines issued by DOTr for public transport operations, only public shuttle services offered by employers will be allowed to transport frontline workers. This also applies to workers from industries allowed to operate during MECQ.
The guidelines clearly state that public buses, jeepneys, taxis, ride-hailing services, as well as all railway systems such as PNR, LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 will not be allowed to provide its transport services to commuters.
Tricycles will also not be allowed to operate, but with exceptions subject to guidelines of the Interior Department and respective LGUs who are currently under MECQ.
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